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About Wallydog

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    HSO Pro Staff - Idaho
  • Birthday 02/21/1957

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    Wally Dog
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  1. Question on Winchester longbeard xr shells

    I prefer and shoot 1 3/4 oz of 6's which will whack anything out to 50-60 yards
  2. 2017 hso Turkey Quest Teams/Scores

    A great effort by all involved. Thank you Borch and my fellow team mates.
  3. Team 5

    The birds were vocal and cooperative in the Clearwater region this weekend. My uncle from St Cloud came to hunt turkeys for the first time and got several great shows. All 3 longbeards weighed in between 16.5 and 17.5#. Telling light weights based on a tougher than normal winter. Now to Oregon this weekend and South Dakota next Wednesday.
  4. Team 5

    Got her done In Idaho. Details later.
  5. Team 5

    Youth opener was a challenge this year due to flooding along the Boise River system. Roosts are flooded, fields are flooded, traditional hunting spots inaccessible, displaced birds........But I told Nic that patience kills turkeys....and after a blind move at 1 pm the opportunity availed itself at 4:45 and he made a great shot after a great show of 2 longbeads kicking the dickens out of my strutter. They 2 walked for 100 + yards thru 3-6" of water in a flooded winter wheat field to lay that whooping on the strutter. I reckon these river birds have morphed into swamp turkey with all the water around!
  6. Team 5

    I wish I could use my crossbow in ID,OR or WA.....but cannot. Guess I should have read the regs before pulling the trigger on a nice setup! I start this weekend in SW ID mentoring a youth hunter along the flooding Boise River then off to the Clearwater country 4/13 with my uncle (from St Cloud) who has never hunted turkeys. Then another youth weekend prior to my departure for the Black Hills for some pure marked Merriams 4/26. Good luck to everyone and be safe. WD
  7. HSO/FM Turkey Quest 2016 Final Results

    Thanks again Borch, this is always good long distance fun.
  8. Team 1 roll call

    As a team we might be at the top of the leader board...........!
  9. Team Knock on Wood

    attaway Don!
  10. Team 1 roll call

    Way to go '57!
  11. Wild Turkey Photos

    I thought this hero shot came out quite nice. Counterpart Mick killed this very nice pure Merriams bird with smokepole in NE Washington Saturday 5/14. He and a jake and 2 hens came in quietly and walked by my blind at 3 feet headed to the Dave Smith Jake decoy I had deployed. But wait there's more........young Sam got to experience it all Sunday morning in NW Washington. Hours of nothingness followed by 45 minutes of mayhem. Yo Yo gobbler, closer then further, closer then further. Finally jake yelps and jake gobbles from my Heart of Dixie Dixie Diamond 2 diaphragm must have angered him a bit and here he came in full strut in all his springtime glory. Sam killed his first gobbler at 30 yards as he stood on a white fir dead-fall looking for that hen or jake he had heard. Great moments, great lessons, great shot on this more Rio marked bird.
  12. Team 1 roll call

    Last 10 days update. Got youngens 3-4-5 their birds and made a trip to Eastern OR to put the wood to a nice bird for myself last Saturday. Heading to NE WA tomorrow for a little work and some gobbler chasin.
  13. It can't just be me

    Wish I could be there or know more about what you have been doing.............Things should be right. Are you only called softly???? I hunt frequently out of a blind and though many advocate being subtle and soft with calling I frequently really ramp up my volume so that any bird within earshot can hear where I am. Bottom line is I'm an agressive caller and I experience decent success. I've already seen 10 tip over this spring.
  14. Wild Turkey Photos

    Nuther hero shot of brother and sister double this past weekend. My 4th & 5th youth hunters to whack longbeards in SW ID. These are Rios along the Boise River west of Boise.